Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
61,551
as of September 26, 2020

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.25.20ApX Episode 140 This Weekend
09.25.20How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
09.25.20Bible Reading Update: Job 1-42
09.25.20New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
09.25.20Get 1300 Tracks for $100 This Week
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 19
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.15.20New Single, Another Matching Donor
09.11.20Fans in Kansas Will Match Donations Thru Wed.
09.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 18
09.11.20New USBs on the Way
09.11.20ApX USBs Contain Complete Catalog
09.04.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.04.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 17
09.02.20New Single, 2 New Matching Donors
09.01.20New Single: 2 Groups We've Never Spoofed Before
08.31.20We Need Help but Fan Will Match Donations
08.28.20From a New Fan in Virginia
08.28.20ApX Reaching Kids in Canada
08.28.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 16
08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
08.21.20Encouragement from FL, SD, TN, TX & VA
08.21.20Fan in Kenya Reacts to New Single
08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
08.17.20New Single: East Coast 80's, West Coast 90's
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update
08.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
08.08.20Alphabetical ApologetiX IV: The Final Frontier
08.07.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
08.07.20Get All of Our Parodies at Once on Download or USB
08.07.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 13
08.02.20New Single: Old Testament Ladies, 90's Style
07.30.20New CD BOGO Ends Friday
07.30.20He's Heard ApX Played on Five Continents
07.30.20ApX Lead Singer Interviewed on Philly Radio Show
07.30.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 12
07.30.20Wonderful Words from MI
07.30.20Touching Testimony from TX
07.27.20New CD BOGO Ends This Friday
07.24.20Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner Recovering After Surgery
07.24.20Former ApX Sound Man Needs Prayer
07.24.20Fans React to New CD
07.24.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 11
07.22.20Clues for Our 13th Single of 2020
07.20.20Weekly Email Update
07.18.20A Bad Case of Mono (and How It was Overcome)
07.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 10
07.14.20New Video from Todd Waites
07.13.20New Single: '83 & '97
07.11.20The Meaning Behind the Title of Our New CD
07.11.20What's on the Braggadocious CD?
07.11.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.03.20Next CD Coming Soon: What's It Called?
07.03.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 8
06.29.20New Single: '78 and '90
06.27.20Prayer Request from Fan with Aspergian Narcissim
06.26.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.20.20God Turns Prayer Request to Praise Report
06.20.20Here's an ApX Father's Day Playlist
06.20.20New Single: '67 & '84
06.18.20ApX Alum Keyboardist Releases New Album
06.13.20Watch ApX Accept Award Online Today
06.13.20Prayer Request for Kansas Pastor
06.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.01.20New Single: Sisters Side by Side (80's Ladies)
06.01.20Over 1300 Tracks for $100
05.29.20How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
05.28.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
05.28.20Another New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
05.23.20The 365-Day Album Challenge
05.23.20Prayers for ApX Fan & Fiancée with COVID-19
05.21.20New Single: 2 More from Our 25th Anniversary Show
05.15.20Alphabet Super: ApX from A–Z (Again and Again)
05.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
05.08.20Here's an ApX Mother's Day Playlist
05.08.20New Single: 2 from Our 25th Anniversay Show
05.01.20ApX Webmaster Facing More Health Challenges
05.01.20Prayer Request from a Fan
05.01.20Bible-in-a-Year Finishes Next Tuesday
04.25.20Songs We're Working On While Staying at Home
04.25.20What J's Been Reading in 2020
04.18.20Whatever Happened to the 25th Anniv. Recordings?
04.13.20This Week's News Update: CD BOGO Ends Tonight
04.13.20New CD BOGO Ends Tonight
04.10.20J. Sings All of the #1 Songs from 1964-78 in Order in 25 Minutes
04.10.20ApX Easter Playlist Now on Spotify
04.07.20This Week's News Update: New USBs in Stock
04.03.20God Enables Fan to Help Others in Midst of COVID-19
04.03.20Passion Week Playlist: ApX Songs for the Season
04.02.20New Video from ApX 25th Anniversary Show
04.02.20Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner!
03.31.20This Week's News Update: New CD Sent to Fans

ApologetiX in Corpus Christi & More
Thu., Nov. 13. 2003 12:10pm EST

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

1. Saturday: Corpus Christi TX
2. "Look Yourself" Up to #3 ó Is It on Your Local Station Yet?
3. "Adam Up" Clues #13, 14 & 15
4. Upcoming Concerts (Including a New One in Georgia)
5. The Surfer Girl and the Shark
6. Update on Karl's Wife
7. The $7 ApologetiX CD Sale Strikes Back

It has come to my attention that for some reason most of you did not receive last week's email newsletter. Now it's almost 2:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, and I need to get you the latest info, so I'm going to share the latest information plus include some of the items from last week's newsletter (but I'll update them) in attempt to get this out to you as quickly as possible.

First of all, you need to know that our new CD, "Adam Up," is running slightly behind schedule. It is very, very close to being done, but it's going to take a miracle for it to be in stores for Thanksgiving, as we had hoped. The good news is you should still have it in plenty of time for the Christmas shopping season, but please don't look for it in your local store until you get the final word from us as to when it will be there. Most of the 22 tracks have already been mixed down and mastered, and the rest of them are in the final mixing stages, but we want this to be our best release ever, and consequently, this has been our most time-consuming release ever. Please pray for our producer, Karl Messner, who has been working ëround the clock as he puts the finishing touches on this.

Thanks to everyone who came to see us in Wausau WI, Green Bay WI, and Greenfield IN this past weekend. You guys never cease to amaze us! We were flabbergasted to see ourselves on a big billboard with Bryan Duncan and Sonic Flood after the Wausau concert ... both Green Bay shows were sold out and standing room only ... and the crowd in Greenfield was one of the loudest and most enthusiastic ones I've heard. And I can't believe how many of you come to see us over and over again. Thank you so much!

Thanks to all of you who came to see us in Atlanta (Norcross) the Saturday before last, too. It was great to see you old friends (including our pal Jimmy "the Walking Miracle" Adamson, who first saw us back in 1992 at the Paradise Club!) and to make new ones.

I was rather amazed to discover from our gracious host, John Leonard, that two notable Atlanta-area Christians, comedian Jeff Foxworthy and Atlanta Braves Cy Young Award-winning pitcher John Smoltz actually own our CDs (and even more amazingly, they like them, according to John), although neither was in attendance. I'd imagine they have rather full schedules, although at a concert in Atlanta last year, I met another former Atlanta Braves Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, Steve Bedrosian, when he showed up in the autograph line with one of his kids. As a former baseball-card collector and a lifelong fan, I think that's pretty cool.

Speaking of celebrities, we had a special guest on keyboards in Norcross, Pastor Steve Carroll, who formerly played in concert and/or studio with such notable artists as Three Dog Night, the Guess Who, Bob Dylan and even Elvis. Steve makes an appearance on keyboards on our upcoming "Adam Up" CD, reprising one of the parts he once played in the studio for one of those artists. Although we'd never rehearsed with Steve before Saturday, Steve did an awesome job, sitting in on four songs, including two

I did the Norcross concert with an extreme ear infection and sore jaw resulting from a swollen pimple in my ear. It was very painful (earache) and distracting (no hearing in one ear), but I'm all healed now. This is the third year in a row I've gotten a pimple in my ear (it's happened in each ear, although never simultaneously), and every time there have been concerts to do. I've learned that God will always give me enough grace so the show can go on. Saturday was no exception. God is good.

And I just found out we're coming back to Georgia (Ashburn GA, to be specific) on December
13. See below!


1. SATURDAY: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Saturday, November 15, 2003 With Special Guest Roadside Assistance Doors open at 6:30 p.m.,
Show Starts at 7 p.m.
$12 General Admission, $16 Artist Circle, $10 Group Rate
Sponsored by KBNJ Radio
Del Mar Richardson Auditorium
Del Mar College Campus (Jr. College)
101 Baldwin Blvd. (Corner of Ayres and Baldwin)
Corpus Christi, TX
CONTACT: Arron Daniels 361-855-0975
EMAIL: adaniels@hcjb.org


2. "LOOK YOURSELF" UP TO #3 ... IS IT ON YOUR LOCAL STATION YET?

"Look Yourself," the first single from our upcoming CD, "Adam Up," has already been added to 44 of the nationally reporting Christian rock stations in its first three weeks. It's also up to #3 on Christian-HipHop.Net, and you can check that out for yourself at http://www.christian-hiphop.net/

The following stations have not yet begun playing "Look Yourself." Some of them may feel it is rap-oriented or novelty-oriented and many others are still waiting to make a decision, because the single is so new. Your input counts. If you see your local station listed below, please contact them and let them know if you'd like to hear "Look Yourself" yourself!

Here's the list:

ACAZA.COM INTERNET INTERNET AIR ONE NETWORK NETWORK CAL AND OREGON NETWORK AOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC CHANNELS INTERNET INTERNET CKCU OTTAWA, ON CANADA WEEKLY SHOW FREE ROCK 1 INTERNET INTERNET KADI SPRINGFIELD, MO FULLTIME KCFS SIOUX FALLS, SD FULLTIME KGNZ "LIGHT BRIGADE" LUBBOCK / ABILENE / GRAHAM AND SYNDER, TX NIGHTLY ROCK SHOW KHCA / ANGEL 95 MANHATTAN, KS FULLTIME KLYT / M88 ALBUQUERQUE, NM FULLTIME KMOD TULSA OK WEEKLY SHOW KOKF OKLAHOMA CITY, OK FULLTIME KRNG - RENEGADE RADIO WADSWORTH / RENO, NV FULLTIME KYIX CHICO, CA FULLTIME SPIN 180 SYNDICATED SHOW SYNDICATED SHOW THE SOUND OF LIGHT / SYNICATED SYNDICATED SHOW / SPARTANBURG, SC / NETWORK SYNDICATED SHOW THE X STATION INTERNET INTERNET WAIF CINNCINATI, OH WEEKLY SHOW WAYK / WAYG KALAMAZOO AND GRAND RAPIDS NIGHT TIME ROCK WBOP HARRISONBURG, VA WEEKLY SHOW WCLQ WAUSAU - STEVENS POINT, WI WEEKLY SHOW WCNI NEW LONDON, CT WEEKLY SHOW WJTL LANCASTER, PA WEEKLY SHOW WMKL / THE CALL KEY LARGO / MIAMI, FL FULLTIME WMSJ PORTLAND, ME WEEKLY SHOW WORQ GREENBAY, WI WEEKLY SHOW WTXR TOCCOA, GA FULLTIME WWMC LYNCHBURG, VA FULLTIME WZFR CINCINNATI, OH FULLTIME ZJAM / NEW GENERATION MINISTRIES SYNDICATED SHOW - 220 PLUS STATIONS SYNDICATED SHOW CHRI OTTAWA, ON CANADA WEEKLY SHOW CHRISTIAN ROCK RADIO.COM INTERNET INTERNET EXODUS RADIO NETWORK WEEKLY SHOW KSBJ "THE LIGHT FORCE" HOUSON / GALVESTON , TX WEEKLY SHOW KTPW / POWER FM DALLAS, / FT. WORTH, TX FULLTIME KXBR NORTHERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST ONTARIO FULLTIME SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO SATELLITE FULLTIME WBHY MOBILE, AL & PENSICOLA, FL WEEKLY SHOW WBYO TELFORD, PA NIGHTLY ROCK ROTATION WCVK BOWLING GREEN / OWENSBORO, KY NIGHTLY ROCK ROTATION WCWP NASSAU-SULFOLK, NY WEEKLY SHOW WKLQ GRAND RAPIDS, MI WEEKLY SHOW WLSR C/O THE OTHER SIDE GALESBURG, IL WEEKLY SHOW WONU / SHINE 89 CHICAGO, IL FULLTIME WPRJ SAGINAW - BAY CITY - MIDLAND, MI AFTERNOONS WROQ GREENVILLE, SC WEEKLY SHOW WSAE SPRING ARBOR / JACKSON / ADRIAN / LANSING / BATTLE CREEK & KALAMAZOO, MI NIGHT TIME WUFM / RADIO U COLUMBUS, OH - SKY ANGEL FULLTIME WVKC GALESBURG, IL WEEKLY SHOW XM 31 - THE TORCH SATELLITE FULLTIME


3. "ADAM UP," THE NEW APOLOGETIX CD: CLUES #13, 14 and 15

Our latest CD, "Adam Up," is scheduled for release in late November. "Adam Up" features 22 Biblical parodies of both classic and modern rock songs.

We're continuing our tradition of giving clues about the songs on the upcoming CD. I sent these three clues out last week, but I think most of our readers missed them:

Clue #13
We're in a Parody Band We knew it would take some kind of wonderful new ApologetiX theme song to replace "Play That Funny Music" -- and this is it. This spoof describes the ups and downs of being in Christian music's parody band, with a spotlight shinin' on the individual members of ApologetiX and our van, including a few humorous comments regarding the bad time we had this past summer trying to get it closer to home.

Clue #14
The Word A senior high student explains that if you really want to stand out in today's schools, there's only one Word you need to know. The singer himself is frank and valiant although his words are barely glib. The original song we spoofed here was already an oldie by the time it hit #1 on Billboard's charts.

Clue #15
Wake Up Talitha Cumi Jesus resurrects the synagogue ruler Jairus' daughter in Mark chapter five, uttering the Aramaic words "Talitha Cumi," which means, "Little girl, I say to you get up!" This song was the final hit for Simon & Garfunkel. How's that for a clue? Now all you have to do is dream up the original title. Here's another clue: This song is directly related to "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses.

There's even a special webpage for you that includes the clues we've given thus far, the cover artwork, and more. Here's the link, especially for you:

http://www.apologetix.com/adamup



4. UPCOMING CONCERTS

This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info. For the full details on all of the concerts below, please go to http://www.apologetix.com/tour.html and scroll to the bottom. To inquire about booking a concert, please contact Kathleen Burke at
booking@apologetix.com or
Burke Communications at
949-770-3001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

Nov 15 - Corpus Christi TX Dec 13 - Ashburn GA NEW NEW NEW Dec 6 - Hillsboro OR Dec 31 - Belle Fourche SD


5. THE SURFER GIRL AND THE SHARK

I couldn't think of the headline for this news item, so I went with something that I thought would get your attention and get the message across quickly.

Most of you have probably heard about Bethany Hamilton, the 13-year-old surfer girl in Hawaii, who lost her arm in a recent shark attack. I saw an interview with her brothers on "The Today Show" last week and discovered that the family are Christians. I was extremely impressed by the way her brothers kept attributing Bethany's strength in this to her faith in Christ. That's not an easy thing to do when you're a teenager, especially on national television!

Furthermore, I learned later that when Bethany was asked about her happiest moment so far, she said "I think my happiest moment was when I found out two girls on Kauai got saved" (came to know Jesus through Bethany's story).

After I saw that interview on "The Today Show" last week (this morning they did a follow-up interview with her father), at my wife's suggestion, I sent Bethany and her brothers an email to commend them for their faith and to try to encourage them. I was surprised to get a quick response and even more surprised to discover her brother had discovered ApologetiX in September, downloading our parodies and reading our bios, and he's actually on our email newsletter subscriber list! It turns out he's a huge Christian music fan, and that's all he listens to.

You can learn more about how Bethany and the family's prayer and financial needs at http://www.bethanyhamilton.com

I encourage you to check it out! And please keep Bethany and her family in your prayers!


6. UPDATE ON KARL'S WIFE

Karl's wife, Debbie, was able to take all of her post-op bandages off today. Here's a report straight from Deb this past evening:

"As the nurse had warned me, I'm in a little more pain now because I took away the support for my incision sites, so she said it would hurt quite a bit more for the first day or two (and boy, was she right). My knee and ankle are both a little swollen, but the swelling in my foot itself has dissipated quite a bit since the wraps have been off. It feel so good just to have air on it, though! I know I was in a cast for nearly 8 weeks with the first surgery, but my hard cast wasn't NEARLY as bulky and uncomfortable as this bandaging was from this surgery! Wow!"

Please keep Debbie in your prayers.


7. THE $7 APOLOGETIX CD SALE STRIKES BACK

There's never been a better time or easier way to complete your collection of ApologetiX CDs ... at least until "Adam Up" comes out. We have a limited supply of CDs with cracked cases that we are selling at a greatly reduced rate, and many of you have already taken advantage of this sale, which we have been running from time to time this year.

All seven of our titles are available. All of the CDs and booklets are in perfect shape. The cases are in various degrees of disrepair, some are in near-perfect shape while some don't even have cases, but all of them have the CD, the booklet and the tray card, so all you need is a CD case in good condition. I will autograph all of the CDs to help make up for the broken cases.

For a limited time only, we are making them available to our e-mail subscribers for $7 each.

We are also putting our remastered "Have Yourself a Parody Little Christmas" six-song CDs on sale for a limited time for $7 each. The CD includes the following songs:

1. "Micah No. 5" -
Parody of "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega
2. "Late December 5 or 6 B.C. (Oh Holy Night)" -
Parody of "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)" by the Four Seasons
3. "Santa Claus" (It's not what you think, though) -
Parody of "Panama" by Van Halen
4. "Hotel Can't Afford Ya" (Newly recorded version) -
Parody of "Hotel California" by the Eagles
5. "Manger" (same version as "Keep the Change") -
Parody of "Angel" by Shaggy with Rayvon
6. "Christmasnite" (same version as "Keep the Change") -
Parody of "Kryptonite" by Three Doors Down

Mail orders only. Sorry, no credit cards. Please make checks/money orders payable in U.S. funds to ApologetiX.

Shipping & handling is a flat rate of $5 for your entire order ($10 for orders outside the United States), no matter how many you order.

Simply print out this e-mail and fill out the form below and send it in along with your check/money order to the address at the bottom of the order form.

We must receive your check/money order before we ship. Don't worry about contacting us by e-mail. Just send the form via postal mail and include your name and address.

********

ORDER FORM

Please list the quantity in the blank space next to the title:

QUANTITY

______ Grace Period

______ Keep the Change

______ Spoofernatural

______ Biblical Graffiti

______ Jesus Christ Morningstar

______ Ticked

______ Radical History Tour

______ Christmas CD

________ TOTAL NUMBER of CDs ordered

x $7 Cost per CD

________ Sub-Total

+ $5 Shipping & Handling

________ TOTAL COST (please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX)



Name: ________________________________________________________



Address: ________________________________________________________



City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________

Please include this order form and print your address information on the order

Send your order, along with your check or money order, to:

ApologetiX 1343
Davis Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15212-1977

God bless you all!

Apologetically,

J.

-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com j@apologetix.com



2 Corinthians 6:1-2
As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain. For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.